Bible verses about "cleanliness" | ABU

Mark 7:2-23

2 And seeing some of his disciples eating bread with defiled (that is, unwashen) hands, they found fault. 3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they carefully wash their hands, do not eat, holding the tradition of the elders. 4 And coming from the market, except they immerse themselves, they do not eat. And there are many other things which they received to hold, immersions of cups, and pots, and brazen vessels, and couches. 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes ask him: Why do not thy disciples walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with defiled hands? 6 And he said to them: Well did Isaiah prophesy concerning you hypocrites; as it is written: This people honor me with their lips, But their heart is far from me. 7 But in vain they worship me, Teaching as doctrines commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, immersions of pots and cups; and many other such things ye do. 9 And he said to them: Well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition! 10 For Moses said: Honor thy father and thy mother; and he that curses father or mother, let him surely die. 11 But ye say: If a man say to his father or his mother, It is Corban (that is, a gift) whatever thou mightest be profited with from me—; 12 and ye suffer him no more to do aught for his father or his mother, 13 annulling the word of God by your tradition, which ye handed down. And many such things ye do. 14 And again calling to him the multitude, he said to them: Hearken to me every one, and understand. 15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him; but the things that come out of him, these are they that defile the man. 16 If any one has ears to hear, let him hear. 17 And when he entered into the house from the multitude, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18 And he says to them: Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatever from without enters into the man can not defile him? 19 Because it enters not into his heart, but into the belly, and goes out into the drain, cleansing all food. 20 And he said: That which comes out of the man, that defiles the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, come forth evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come forth from within, and defile the man. 24 Judge not according to appearance, but judge the righteous judgment.

James 4:17

17 Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

Philippians 4:8

8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Matthew 23:26

26 Blind Pharisee! Cleanse first the inside of the cup and the platter, that its outside also may become clean.

Matthew 5:8

8 Happy the pure in heart; for they shall see God.

2 Corinthians 7:1

1 HAVING therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every pollution of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

1 John 1:7

7 but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1:9

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, that he may forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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